Albemarle County Farming Family Honored for Protecting James River

December 19, 2018by ncdea

VIRGINIA, Thomas Jefferson SWCD — A young farming family in southern Albemarle County is among 10 farmers being honored statewide for what they’re doing to help protect Virginia’s watershed. Their farm is called Magnolia, and they’re working to protect the James River by reducing levels of contaminants that could enter the river via a creek on their property.

“It’s kind of a surprise to us,” Mike McMahon said. “We were working with the Thomas Jefferson Soil and Water Conservation District. We moved the farm here about four years ago, and it was a little bit in disrepair to be putting it lightly.”

Over the last four years, the McMahons have improved the land with help from the Thomas Jefferson Soil and Water Conservation District.

“We think that it’s a great – like this, we didn’t do on our own we did it with a lot of help and like its – there’s great resources out there if you own land and are interested in trying to improve the management of the resources there,” Mike said.

Source: Albemarle County Farming Family Honored for Protecting James Riv – WVIR NBC29 Charlottesville News, Sports, and Weather

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